Faceting Design Diagram: Cap – Quartz – Citrine, Amethyst, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose


Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Cap (B20.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2001
87.9% Light Return
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
67 facets + 16 facets on girdle = 83
2-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.342 T/W = 0.827 T/L = 0.616
P/W = 0.583 C/W = 0.202
H/W = (P+C)/W+0.02 = 0.806
P/H = 0.724 C/H = 0.251
Vol./W^3 = 0.439

Addition # 5 – Cut in R.I 1.54 to 1.76 (89.1%). This is harder to cut than it looks, be sure your L/W is correct. The table meets can be tough. This is designed for large Quartz, but works well in light man-made materials.


Random – Cosine – ISO

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

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Jeff R. Graham
The late Jeff Graham was a prolific faceter, creator of many original faceting designs, and the author of several highly-regarded instructional faceting books such as Gram Faceting Designs.
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